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Architecture in mexico

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Architecture in mexico

  1. 1. By. Angel Sprankles ARCHITECTURE IN MEXICO
  2. 2. MESOAMERICAN ARCHITECTURE  Mesoamerican architecture is mainly known for its pyramids.  Teotihuacan, the Mayan cities, the Zapotec center, and the Classic Vera Cruz culture were the dominant civilizations during the Classic era.  The Great Pyramid of Cholula in Teotihuacan is the world’s largest pyramid and monument ever built.  The last Mesoamerican civilization was the Aztecs who produced some of the best remaining examples of pre- Columbian art.
  3. 3. COLONIAL  Mexico's colonial history marked the beginning of European and Indigenous cultures clashing.  Mesoamerican architecture was almost completely destroyed during this period but it opened up to a new form of art and architecture.  Most of the colonial cities were built around a plaza which had a cathedral, law court  During the late 1600s to 1750 in Mexico, one of the most popular architectural styles was Churrigueresque, or Spanish Baroque style.
  4. 4. HACIENDAS  Haciendas were estates created under a system established in the 16th century, which bestowed land to nobles in exchange for military and social services to the Spanish crown.  Haciendas were used for a variety of different activities including baptisms, weddings and celebrations.  The Mexican revolution ended the haciendas and the lands were restored to the poor people.
  5. 5. MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY  15 years after the end of  One of the most impressive projects of modern architecture in the Mexican Revolution, Mexico was the construction of the government Ciudad Universitaria in 1950. endorsements for federal housing, educational, and health care building programs began.  Period of diverse experimentation and even structural innovation.  National Autonomous University of Mexico’s library
  6. 6. SOURCES  Site. Wikipedia.

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